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Potato Powered Batteries May Provide Clean, Inexpensive Electricity

Potato Powered Batteries May Provide Clean, Inexpensive Electricity

A device developed by an Israeli company may solve electricity problems in under-developed countries.

Naresh Kumar

A research company in Israel has developed batteries that are powered by potatoes. Yissum Research Development Company Ltd has created a solid organic electric battery using treated potatoes which is far more economical than commercial batteries or kerosene lamps. The battery, which was made with zinc, copper electrodes and a slice of boiled potato, can potentially provide an inexpensive solution to the underdeveloped regions of the world that lack infrastructure for electricity.

Yissum Research Development Company Ltd

[via Inhabitat]

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